This Week in Disney History: July 29 – August 4, 2019

There’s always a great, big, beautiful tomorrow at The Walt Disney Company, because every day is tied to a milestone in the heritage and rich history of a company that has been entertaining millions of people every year. Published every week, this interesting series features highlights from all the divisions of The Walt Disney Company. Let's see what happened this week:


This week: Rock ‘n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith opened on July 29, 1999 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Aerosmith worked with Walt Disney Imagineers to produce the soundtrack, contributing eight classic songs that pump through each limo's 125-speaker, 24-subwoofer, 32000-watt onboard audio system. Rock ‘n' Roller Coaster was also among the opening day attractions of Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris in 2002. 

July 29
1999 – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is dedicated at Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) at Walt Disney World Resort

July 30
1993 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril opens in Adventureland at Disneyland Paris
1998 – Disney Magic, the first ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, sets out on its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral

July 31
1955 – Fantasyland attraction Casey Jr. Circus Train opens at Disneyland Park
2017 – The 700 millionth guest visits Tokyo Disneyland Park, which originally opened in 1983

Aug. 1
1997 – Coronado Springs Resort opens at Walt Disney World Resort

Aug. 2
2010 – Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria opens in the Italy pavilion in Epcot, featuring an open kitchen and three wood-burning pizza ovens that represent Italy’s three active volcanoes – Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli.


Aug. 3
2014 – Four Seasons Resort Orlando hotel, Residence Club, opens as part of the Golden Oak residential community at Walt Disney World

Aug. 4 
2009 – Bay Lake Tower opens at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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